Face Card

word type: poker slang

  1. A card in the deck that has a painting on it that includes a face.
  2. Any King, Queen or Jack.


Often times in blackjack a player will yell "Face Card!" in order to hit 21. The same will happen in a game of Hold'em after the money goes in and a player's outs will include any King, Queen or Jack.

Not an Ace

The occasion poker idiot/drunk will say that an Ace is a face card. For the record, it is not. Do you see a face on it? No.